David Johnson thinks Texans RB committee is great for a 17-game season

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NFL owners are expected to approve moving to a 17-game regular season at this week’s league meetings and Texans running back David Johnson isn’t thrilled about that development.

Johnson said at a Monday press conference that he advocated against it at NFLPA meetings because an extra game is “not in the best interest of the players as a whole.” With all signs pointing to passage, though, Johnson is looking at the bright side.

The Texans’ free agency shopping spree has netted running backs Mark Ingram and Phillip Lindsay, which Johnson sees as a positive because of the extra work that will come with the change to the schedule.

“Honestly, I think it will be great,” Johnson said. “I think it will be great for us because it will help us all stay healthy and play in this long season, now hearing that they’re going to add another game to the season. I think it will be great for us, like you said, having veteran guys. That way we can all play together and it won’t be a lot of learning to be a professional athlete. Guys are really respected in the league, guys are responsible, real good pros in the league. I think it will help out a lot with this team, with the team moral and getting everyone going, especially with this run game. It was a tough running game last year and hopefully we can all, all three of us, can contribute and get this thing going.”

Johnson may feel differently if Ingram and/or Lindsay find their way to the top of the pecking order in the backfield, but he’s finding the bright side with months to go before the season is underway.

15 responses to “David Johnson thinks Texans RB committee is great for a 17-game season

  1. With (17) games, David Johnson is right. Depth becomes even more important now then ever.

  2. It’s one more game … holly cow. How much time does a running back actually play during a game on a bad team no less… going to be a lot of 3 and outs. Toughin up buttercup … tired of these non essential athletes complaining about to much work. Taping themselves out every other play.

  3. chastain00 says:
    March 30, 2021 at 11:36 am
    It’s one more game … holly cow. How much time does a running back actually play during a game on a bad team no less… going to be a lot of 3 and outs. Toughin up buttercup … tired of these non essential athletes complaining about to much work. Taping themselves out every other play.

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    Yo buttercup,

    One play in the NFL and you’d cry for mommy

  4. and with the 67th pick in the 2021 NFL draft the Texans draft Kellen Mond from Texas A&M

  5. The Texans are already out of contention for next year, playing an extra game couldn’t mean less to them.

  6. The guy who’s extremely lucky to even be there is the one complaining the loudest, who saw that coming?

  7. Smart comment by Johnson. He knows his career will be over soon and without a viable QB, the Texans will be facing 8 man fronts the entire season. His body won’t hold up to that much punishment, so he’s embracing Ingram and Lindsay. Hopefully the Texans F.O. is smart enough to draft a backup plan at QB. If they find a good 3rd-4th round QB that has legit passing skills, they might have a chance to win a few games.

  8. Let’s be honest, the reason why Johnson is saying how great the situation is because his position on the team is very precarious. He hasn’t been a standout player for several years now, he took a pay cut to stay, they brought in two other guys who can run the ball, he is not exactly indispensable.

  9. Yo Buttercup its only 1 more game….not like you know what a full season looks like!

  10. Who would have thought that a hand injury would have destroyed a running back’s career??

  11. The only one that’s good at running back committees is BB just look at the numbers. #belichickforever.

  12. Yo buttercup, give the buttercup a break – he hasn’t been in the playoffs since he was a rookie, so he probably forgets the DEVASTATING TORTURE of playing past Game 16…

    Just gonna mention that Brady has played 3 or 4 games past the regular season in five of the last seven seasons. That’s when he was 35-43 years old. If the oldest man in the league can manage THROUGHOUT his twilight, I think a dude who’s not even 30 should be able to also, assuming he’s worth his roster spot.

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